Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Rochester October 24

We did it last year and had a great time!

Downtown Rochester businesses will be handing out candy and other goodies on October 24, 2009 from 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and then at 6:15 p.m. children can participate in the Costume Parade at the public parking lot at the corner of Water Street and University.

Rochester Trick-or-Treat Parade

The parade will proceed down Water Street and end at the Rochester Fire Department.

In conjunction, the Rochester Fire Department will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Rochester Area Youth Assistance.  The dinner runs from 4-9 p.m. The Rochester Fire Department is located at the corner of E. Third and Water Street.

Tickets for the Spaghetti  Dinner are $8 for adults and $4 for children, but family tickets can be purchased at $20 which includes 2 adults and up to 3 children (10 and under).

Also, the Downtown Rochester Pumpkin Patch will be open from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. at the Fire Department.


  • Get to the trick-or-treating early.  Some businesses ran out of candy last year.
  • Dress warm.  It was very cold last year and children were in costumes that were not appropriate for the cold weather.  Add a turtleneck, leggings, tights, gloves, ect to your child’s costume so they stay warm.
  • Bring an extra parent for multiple children and if you have to take a stroller, expect to have someone to walk your kids in and out of the businesses.  Most businesses were handing candy out inside and with all the people, it was very crowded.
  • Wear good walking shoes and even though the dress-up heels look great with the Princess costume, they are not appropriate for all the walking your child will be doing.
  • Feed the kids before they go trick-or-treating.  Otherwise they will be eating candy out of hunger because they will be doing a lot of walking.
  • Last but not least HAVE FUN!  That’s what it’s all about!

Courtney is the ultimate multitasking mom!  She runs  three blogs Giftfully Simple, The Digital Mommy and Detroit Mommies , is a Social Media Marketing Consultant and has 3 girls under 6 years old.  Courtney is the founder of Detroit Mommies.  You can follow her on Twitter @theappleofmyeye.  She has worked with companies like Johnsons & Johnsons, Dove, e.l.f., Stride Rite, Sorel, 20th Century Fox, The Palace, Melissa & Doug, Panera and Tiny Prints (to name a few).  Courtney is a Purex® Insider and a Max Mom for Office Max.

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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